Nags Head Beach Nourishment - What is it and how does it affect me?
December 30 ,2011
Beach Nourishment in Nags Head and South Nags Head is complete and has been since October 2011. The beaches are wonderful, soft and wide! If you didn't know it you would never know it.
Posted September 29, 2011
We are just a couple of weeks away from the end of the biggest beach nourishment project on the Outer Banks. The past 5 1/2 months has brought a new beach to Nags Head and South Nags Head. The project is taking place between Milepost 11 and Milepost 21. Since the Beach Nourishment Project is scheduled to be completed in just a few weeks we step back and take a look at the beach in Nags Head and South Nags Head. Beach Nourishment. What a misnomer. Perhaps the project should have been named Beach Embellishment or Beach Enhancement. While it will take some time for us to update beach-view pictures for all of our Nags Head and South Nags Head properties we wanted to share with you pictures of the enhanced southern area. Below you will find a few photos of the new beach, as well as of project equipment that was utilized. As always, if you have any questions just give us a call 800-552-6257 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The result and the overall repsonse of beach nourishment has been very positive.
This is a piece of surveying equipment referred to as THE CRAB.
Posted July 28th:Things are moving along quite nicely. Read about the Beach Nourishment Progress
Beach nourishment construction is still expected to be complete by October 1 2011.
Nags Head’s Beach Nourishment Project Moving Forward
NAGS HEAD, North Carolina - Wednesday, June 22, 2011 -
Nags Head’s beach nourishment project is moving forward better than expected, with approximately 9,000 feet of beach already nourished and approximately 500,000 cubic yards of sand pumped since the start of the project on May 24.
The first dredge to arrive on the project, the Liberty Island, started in the vicinity of Mile Post 15.5 and has finished an area of beach stretching from the 5800 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail south to just past Jennette’s Pier in the 7200 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail.The dredge is now located offshore near the Hargrove public beach access in the 8400 block of S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd. Construction associated with the Liberty Island is now moving north from about the Hargrove beach access to the area just south of Jennette’s Pier. After finishing near Jennette’s Pier, the Liberty Island will move south again towards the Outer Banks Pier.
On Tuesday June 21, an additional dredge, the Texas, arrived from Norfolk and began pumping sand in south Nags Head. Construction related to the Texas is currently scheduled to first move north from Oregon Street, near Surfside Drive, to the Outer Banks Pier, where construction will meet work associated with the Liberty Island dredge.The project plan calls for widening the beach by an average of ~50 to 150 feet. After initial construction, the beach may appear wider than expected because sand can only be placed on the upper part of the beach profile (say to 6 ft depth or so). Nature will redistribute sand to match a natural profile, meaning some sand will move offshore in the underwater portion of the beach profile (to ~20 ft deep).This does not mean the beach is losing sand; rather, the profile is adjusting following nourishment. The beach width will naturally decrease initially after the project. Obviously sand will erode from the project area over time, but with the sand closely matching the natural beach, erosion rates should be similar to what has been observed over recent years.
Posted: May 30, 2011 - Overhead Look at Beach Nourishment - Nags Head - Project began May 24
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